Author Archives: Stuart

Keep Showing Up!

I turned 65 last August. There’s something about suddenly becoming eligible for Medicare that’s like a smack up the side of the head.  It’s a turning point in which we find ourselves doing a life review; thinking and talking about … Continue reading

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Adoption – Outrage, Sadness, and Gratitude

This post removed on account of being pure crap.  These things happen.

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Birth Control, Choice, and Adoption

As its latest step in the not so slow suicide of the Republican party, the Tea Partiers have upped the ante in their attack on women’s health to include birth control, for crying out loud!  But that’s not what this … Continue reading

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Back

That’s back to the keyboard, and back in Spain.  If you’re reading this, you know that the Grumblebear has a new home.  There’s no particular reason for the move, other than I prefer the WordPress system over Blogger.  Anyway, welcome … Continue reading

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In Times Like These . . . .

I am totally fascinated by what ‘s happening in Egypt.  It’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in my lifetime, so far, and I can’t leave it alone. The weather here is gorgeous, and I just have to be outside … Continue reading

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You Just Can’t Make Stuff Like This Up

UPDATE: with the help of friend Marjory, I’ve managed to place Don Tennant within the local community and concluded that it’s 99.9% likely that the following is, in fact, a brilliant parody. If the following is a parody, it’s absolutely … Continue reading

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What I Know about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Part I

I have it.  That’s the first thing I know about it.  Or more accurately, I live with it.  And I’m constantly discovering a new way in which I’m suffering from it—like peeling layers from an onion.  But today, I know … Continue reading

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Let’s Call Bullshit on the “War on Terror”

George W. Bush’s absurd “War on Terror” (WOT) is arguably the third or second (time will tell) largest scam ever pulled on the American people in the brief history of this wonderful and gigantic nation.  It’s time to put a … Continue reading

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Let’s Privatize Social Security Now

The libertarian right is all for privatizing Social Security and making it optional.  On the face of it, it’s an idea I could get behind in a big way.  Of course, when talking about America and Social Security, you’ve got … Continue reading

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Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

UPDATED BELOW The American Civil War was about a whole lot more than slavery.  While the issue of slavery provided strong motivation for both the North and the South in the war of southern secession, at stake was what kind … Continue reading

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